Position: Assistant Accountant

Report to: Grants Accountant, Food & Cash Assistance Programme

Location: Yumbe, West Nile – Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To provide financial and grants accounting support to the response in line with World Vision accounting policies & procedures and donor grants agreements. Liaise and support Grants Accountant on all financial matters relating to the response.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide grants and financial technical support to the response/grants program staff including on-the-job training in order to maintain accurate and reliable financial information.
  • Prepare and file supporting documents for all accounting transactions in compliance with WVU & WVI financial policies and guidelines.
  • Manage staff travel and business advances by ensuring accuracy, authenticity, completeness and timely retirement of advances and monthly Account Allocation in SUN,
  • Provide the Grants Accountant with monthly report highlighting the status of advances within the response.
  • Prepare payment vouchers (using Voucher Interface) and allocate various response and grants expenses to different cost centers/grants in compliance with WV Cost Allocation Methodologies and donor requirements.
  • Manage response petty cash in compliance with the WVI Finance Manual.
  • Coordinate banking issues relating to response transactions
  • Participate in the audit processes of the projects, particularly facilitating audit team members’ easy access to the project financial records.
  • Code & Monitor budgets, record all expenses in line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditure

    are correctly charged to grants and that grants are not overspent.

  • Verify vendor claims, advances, and other receivables to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner, per contracts, and in conformance with donors/WVI policiesQualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and ExperienceThe following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.
  • A university degree, with a major in Accounting/Finance/Auditing or a full professional qualification in ACCA, CPA, CMA or equivalent.
  • A minimum of one years’ post-qualification experience in grants accounting.
  • Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Vision Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting, and Access is required.
  • Must have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.
  • Written and Oral Communication skills are essential, and the incumbent must be a team player, who is able to work successfully in a multicultural environment.
  • A high level of integrity is required.

Deadline for receiving applications is 17th October 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Assistant Accountant